was imported to New World Encyclopedia : Note: Some restrictions may apply to use. Iconoclasm has generally been motivated theologically by an interpretation of the, which forbade the making and worshipping of " (Exodus 20:4, Deuteronomy 5:8, see also ). The events of the seventh century, which was a period of major crisis for the Byzantine Empire, formed a catalyst for the expansion of the use of images of the holy and caused a dramatic shift in responses to them. It prompted Martin Luther, then concealing as Junker Jörg, to intervene. The Structure of Byzantine and European Iconoclasm (PDF).
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114372 who rebuilt the temple out of stone. Researchers have discovered evidence that the order was followed, particularly in present-day Jordan, where archaeological evidence shows the removal of images from the mosaic floors of some, although not all, of the churches that stood at this time. During and after the Xinhai Revolution, there was widespread destruction of religious and secular images in China. The use and abuse of images had greatly increased during this period, and had generated among many in the church, although the progress and extent of these views is now unclear. 54 It was reported that almost all of the viharas in Guangxi were destroyed and the monks were removed. Firishta, Muhammad Qsim Hind Shh (1981) 1829. This is particularly the case in conflicts between strict Sunni sects such as Wahhabism and the Shiite tradition, which allows for the depiction and veneration of Muslim saints. Near the end of his life, however, he took severe measures against images and reportedly was about to put away his secretly iconodule wife, Empress Irene, were it not for his death.